Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Juanita Manning

Second Advisor

Sally Vliem

Third Advisor

Ellen VanArsdale


Diabetes in adolescence is commonly a time when non-compliance with treatment regimens and decreasing quality of blood glucose control is often seen. It is a concern of nursing science that these problems be addressed. Issues that affect the compliance of the adolescent with diabetes have been explored extensively in research. A review of 29 current research articles has revealed many factors that are involved in the nursing care of the adolescent with diabetes. These factors, which include coping skills, self-efficacy, and quality of life, are explored, evaluated, and related to implications in nursing science. It is suggested that the most important aspects of promoting compliance and controlling blood glucose levels is building a trusting relationship and incorporating coping skills training in the nursing care plan. Additionally, recommendations for further research are made.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only